Gmail Sobarity Measurement

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Google Labs has just release a new addition to its line up. It doesn't yet have a catchy name. Right now it just says Stop Sending mail that you will regret later. While the time of day and days it turns on is configurable, the premise is pretty simple.

The Merc News called it an "ignition interlock for Gmail".  It works like this. When the "interlock" is engaged, when you hit the send button, Google will give you a few moments to work out some math questions. Let's say, 5 of them. Its things like,

52-33 =    And you have to type in 19. And do 4 more entries of this type, within the allotted time.

I could see where this could really slow someone down when the person's brain is not firing on all cylinders, or maybe not in the proper order, or both.

Very nifty.

I'm sure a lot of people will get good use from this. And if you are one of the few that get an occasional fiery email from me, I don't think this is going to help. My issue is I sometimes tend to become a ‘man on a mission', and forget little things, like eating or sleeping.

So, it might be 11 AM on a weekday. Normal work hours. The only thing being, I have been working through the night (or 2), So, I may get a little short tempered when something comes up that is off-topic. And if I think someone is putting rocks in the pathway I'm working... Well the odds shoot to pretty much 100% that your monitor and maybe your phone lines too, will be challenged by the heat coming from me.

So, for me, turning this feature on the "Gmail Interlock" will not save me, or the receiver of my more irate moments.

If this new Gmail feature sounds like something you want to know more about, click http://snipr.com/g_labs  [gmailblog_blogspot_com].

Tcat Houser is a trainer in Information Technology as well as assisting people understand the most complex computer all, the human brain. This necessitates his being a professional Road warrior.

As A Certified Technical Trainer and Subject Matter Expert (SME) @ TRCB.com it can be difficult to figure out what Tcat is currently researching.

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